Cabbage and Smoked Sausage Pasta


My mother first created this for our family in high school. Now that I'm on my own, I make it at least once a month. It is so comforting!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package farfalle (bow tie) pasta

  • ½ cup butter

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 1 large head green cabbage, shredded

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the bow tie pasta and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.

  2. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the garlic, olive oil, and cabbage; season with salt and pepper; cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in the sausage and bow tie pasta; cook until completely heated, about 5 minutes more. Top with Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

845 Calories
51g Fat
69g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 845
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 51g 66%
Saturated Fat 21g 103%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 1337mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 69g 25%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 78mg 390%
Calcium 165mg 13%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 760mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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